has released a video of his lifeless body in the street as the cop who
killed him paces back and forth.
Piaget Crenshaw lives in an apartment with a balcony overlooking the
street in Ferguson, Missouri where the 18-year-old was killed on
She said today that she waited until now to release the video as she
feared for her safety and the officer's name had not been released.
'I knew the police shouldn't have been chasing this boy and firing at
the same time. And the fact he got shot in his face, something clicked
in me and I thought someone else should see this so I recorded.'
Ms Crenshaw said that police had her footage after confiscating her
phone following the shooting.
She questioned why they did not release this at the same time as the
video of Michael Brown allegedly stealing cigars from a convenience
store on Friday.
Ms Crenshaw said Officer Wilson paced back and forth along the street
next to Michael Brown's body as if he was 'in disbelief' by what had
The woman was unclear what exactly happened between Brown and Wilson
at the police cruiser but said that it appeared as if the officer was
trying to pull the teenager into the car.
She said Brown got away and she heard shots fired, none of which
appeared to hit Brown although she believed one grazed him.
It was then Brown 'turned around and was shot multiple times'.
She added: 'He was running away and when he [Brown] turned around he was shot.'
Officer Wilson is now on paid administrative leave following the
shooting death of Michael Brown, pending the outcome of the
investigation into the shooting.
On Monday the St Louis County medical examiner also confirmed that
Brown had been shot between six and eight times.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released the name of Officer
Wilson last Friday after mounting public pressure. He had waited after
saying that the officer received death threats on social media.
The shooting of the unarmed black teenager has sparked eight days of
protests in the once quiet Missouri suburb.
Source: mail online